God Is A God Of Numerous Chances
So often we have heard that God is a God of a second chance but do we really want Him to be a God of only two tries? No we do not and I am grateful that He is not, He is a God of numerous chances because He is not willing that any of us should perish and that along might take more than two tries.What It Means to Be Born Again
Christians often refer to themselves as having been born again, but some people have trouble grasping the meaning of the term. In this article, the writer and preacher explains what it means to be born again.It Is Not Crack, But God I Need
This poem takes a deep look inside the life of a drug addict, and how addiction can cause you to lose hope in your life. In the end, this addict is seeking his next “high” when he receives a revelation.Born Again? True Or False?
In many places, the words ‘born again’ have become trivial and domesticated; so much a part of society they have lost all meaning. ‘Born again’ has become a religious tag for, ‘I’m OK, not too much wrong with me’, or ‘I go to a Spirit-filled, born again church’, or ‘I was born again when the preacher called us up to the altar’ or ‘I like the music and simple lifestyle of the born agains’. And there are other ways the words are used. Against this muddling backdrop, I aim to offer a biblical view. I hope you find this relevant to your own life.The Certainty Delusion – Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Believe in Everything
Do you believe in God? Ghosts? Free will? Evolution? Intelligent design? Ancient aliens? Life after death? Oblivion? I do – and I don’t. You see, I’ve devised a new belief system as likely to fox a magistrate as it is a four-year-old child. It occurred to me how irrational it is to believe in anything totally, especially since the laws of physics have broken down and renowned physicists don’t know whether we are living in a universe of our own imagination or whether we are the play-things of a higher intelligence.How to Relate With Non-Muslims As a Muslim
It’s appropriate for a Muslim to know how to relate with his non-Muslim friends, relatives or neighbors in today’s heterogeneous world of ours. Non-Muslims – Christians and Jews – have been the companion of Muslims right from the inception of Islam. In Mecca and Medina; for example, we have seen how our noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing of Allah be Upon Him) relates with them kindly. Therefore, knowing how to engage and interact with them, be it at work, at home, or in your neighborhood is not anew; it’s a fourteenth century sociology found nowhere but within the Quran and Sunnah.The Gifts of Faith and Suffering
This Gospel life, the commitment to live as a disciple of Jesus, is likened very much to the warrior life. It is hard for us, in our day-to-day suburban lives, to understand how much plain joy the warrior has in battleground fighting. He or she enjoys their opponent just as their opponent enjoys them. The battleground experience defines them, individually and collectively, as warriors, one and the same. It is only when we step into this warrior life, with the belief it will be good for us, that we begin to understand how we can be joyful in it.Sacrifice and Peace of Mind
As far as spiritual discipline goes, there is great value in sacrifice. And not getting confused with aspects of theological sacrifice instead of mercy, we hold sacrifice in its correct context. Sacrifice is a critical tool in discipleship. Consider this thought: the sacrifice we make now in the process of working toward a milestone is worth the peace of mind we will gain. But, compromise wins only angst.Where Does Burnout and Bitterness Come From? Part 2
I understand that it is true that we believers should not be experiencing bitterness and burnout, but it does not change the fact that a frightening number are. To stick our heads in the sand and not address this growing tragedy is to hide from reality. A recent survey found 8 out of 10 pastors are ready to give up their calling after eight or nine years.Another Gospel
The world says “in money we shall trust.” The believer says, “in God we shall trust.”Remember God’s Benefits For You
Psalm 103:1-5 reads, bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me bless His holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits; who forgive all your iniquities, who heal all your diseases, who redeem your life from destruction. Who crowns you with loving-kindness and tender mercies. Who satisfies your mouth with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle.What Every Christian Should Know
What every Christian should know is that God loves Him and after every sentence there should be, because He loves me. For example, God woke me up this morning because He loves me.